Leeds school in warning after two girls ‘assaulted in ginnel’

Benton Park School, Rawdon
Benton Park School, Rawdon
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PARENTS in north Leeds were warned today after an alleged assault on two schoolgirls in a ginnel.

Benton Park School in Rawdon sent a letter to parents urging pupils to be “vigilant” after the approach by an unknown man in the area between Henshaw Avenue and Green Lane, Yeadon.

The school said two girls were approached by an unknown male “who attempted to engage the girls in inappropriate conversation and made unwanted physical contact”.

He is described as a black male in his late thirties, wearing a t-shirt, jeans and steel toe-capped boots. He was said to be with a boy, aged about six or seven, wearing what appeared to be school uniform.

Police are investigating the incident. A spokesman said the man sat down next to the girls on a bench and began talking to them, then touched one of them on the leg.

The school’s letter to parents said: “Although, at this time, we do not perceive there to be a significant risk, we would encourage students to be vigilant when walking to and from school.”

Anyone with information should call 101.

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